I’m a very big fan of open-ended, process-oriented, creative play for kids. This means I like to give my kids play opportunities that they can take in any direction they want, rather than forcing them to create or play with a specific end goal in mind. My preference for open-ended play holds regardless of whether we are doing a craft activity, engaging in sensory play, or simply enjoying some pretend play.
This week I am highlighting eight open-ended play ideas shared at last week’s Weekly Kids’ Co-op. There are some great ideas here that are bound to stimulate your kids’ creativity and imaginations!
Color mixing with paint from FSPDT
Pretend play ice cream toppings activity from Pre-K Pages
Beach theme sensory table from Dabbling Momma
Learning with pasta from An Idea on Tuesday
Bugs mini world from Excite and Explore
Car wash sensory bin from The Four Hs Housewife
Fizzy bubble paper from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Scented edible paints from Preschool Powol Packets
Have you tried engaging your kids in some open-ended play lately? If not, what are you waiting for? 🙂